Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Recession meals

Well the warm weather has been wonderful and the girls and I have been down at the river almost daily. This past weekend we went to George Washington National Forrest to dip in Passage creek and it was paradisical. The dogwoods and redbuds are in full bloom and the water was perfect. It is one of the only places I know of where the water is prisine and unpolluted. (other than Gravagna of course --the land of unspoiled beauty.)

I also stared a detox this week as I really went over the top this Easter with the food and candy and haven't done a true cleanse in couple of years. I am already feeling much better and have lots more energy and am trying to do mostly raw fruit and veggies and legumes, nuts and grains.

I also saw that there was a chef's challenge on NPR for a 10 buck HEALTHY meal for recession era budgets. Here is our ten buck meal from tonight.

Black beans, soaked and cooked in water with cumin and two cloves of garlic thrown in.

I threw them in the fridge and then chopped up cilantro, one red pepper, and threw it into the cold beans along with a splash of lemon juice (lime would have been better) and a splash of oilve oil.

We ate these with brown rice and shredded sharp cheddar, and chopped lettuce on preheated corn tortillas.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Monday, April 13, 2009

So sorry. . . I sort of ended up giving up the internet for Lent, and. . . well now it is Easter, so here I am. Unexplained abscence is rather my forte.

I got this teapot at a moving sale. It is from Romania and I think has many stories inside of it.